Proposed alcohol law changes would ‘level playing field’ among manufacturers

Requests to create a more level playing field for all alcohol manufacturers and to allow brewpubs to sell growlers without selling or sending beer to wholesalers first were among five recommendations for changing Iowa’s alcohol laws submitted to Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds on Feb. 1. — changes that brewing and distilling […]

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Iowa Legislature looks to clarify what constitutes ‘beer’


A bill working its way through the Iowa Legislature would resolve a discrepancy in beer definitions and what can legally be sold by beer distributors. In 2010, state lawmakers revised the definition of beer in Iowa Code Chapter 123 and added a separate definition of high alcohol content beer, thus allowing Iowa beer distributors to […]

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